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  • Le Bonheur

    ★★★★

  • The Soft Skin

    ★★★½

  • Suzanne's Career

    ★★★

  • The Bakery Girl of Monceau

    ★★★

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  • Le Bonheur

    Le Bonheur

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Gorgeous, beautiful colors, love the colorful dissolves. I love that Varda told the story in such a straightforward but bizarre way. Read other reviews and watched a few extras on the Criterion Channel. It was particularly interesting to hear Claire Drouot insist Thérèse had neither killed herself or fallen in, leaving only murder? Not sure that't what she meant but that seems the only option left. And to hear Jean-Claude Drouot defend François's passions. Varda's interview is fun but she…

  • The Soft Skin

    The Soft Skin

    ★★★½

    Truffaut creates palpable unease throughout by making you feel there is danger around every corner that never materializes. Then it does, but it's unfair and cliche.

    Françoise Dorléac is wonderful, though.

    OK, now that I've thought about this some more I'm going to add ...

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    I don't like the implication that if Pierre reached Franca on the phone she wouldn't have shot him. Truffaut builds tension off that so whether he wants to say it's true or not, he…

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